Metropolitan Cathedral, Natal

4.4
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Natal
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
With its modern construction and conical shape, Metropolitan Cathedral is not your typical church experience. Located in the Cicade Alta district, this church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Presentation, patron saint of the city. Walk inside its cool walls on a hot day, and take a moment to admire its stained-glass windows, large crosses, and three bells. Locally known as the New Cathedral, the church was inaugurated in 1988. Large, airy, with almost no sacred images, it is an architectural achievement well worth a quick stop. Pope John Paul II stopped by in 1991. You can buy souvenirs and snacks in the basement if you’re just passing through, or choose to stay for daily mass. The cathedral is open for visitors every day of week. Our Natal trip app makes visiting Metropolitan Cathedral and other Natal attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is easily found. It is a structure of grace and tranquility. It is reserved and free from the garish that is often found in Norther Brazil.  more »
  • In the center of Natal there is the cathedral with a very modern design and space for hundreds of catholics.  more »
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  • Why, I wonder, when they build a new church these days, do they make it so plain and ugly? I realize that labor and materials were less expensive in the old days, but the parishioners were not affluent. They still managed to put up beautiful churches for the glory of God. These new churches, instead of lifting the mind and heart to God, oppress the spirit.
  • Beautiful i like it there i reaching then very tired but came inside and rest cool air so feel awesome my drowsiness all most gone a way i think is historical maybe Ok interior design old model that's good I am highly apprising this You can climb the floor and enjoys
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